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Vivek Murthy, the New Surgeon General, Isn’t Afraid to Take a Stand

a Boston internist who at the age of 37 has become one of the youngest surgeons general of the United States, is a self-described dreamer and grass-roots organizer.
New York Times
added Dec 17, 2014 05:04
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US Senate Confirms Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General

Pitching strongly for Murthy's confirmation, Senator Dick Durbin praised Murthy for his dedication to fighting obesity, tobacco related diseases and other chronic diseases that account for seven out of the top 10 causes for death in America and make up f
Outlook India Magazine (in)
added Dec 16, 2014 06:33
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New surgeon general approved despite remarks on guns, contraception

In Senate confirmation hearings last February, Murthy said that, if confirmed, he would focus on childhood obesity, vaccinating children and driving down tobacco use in the United States. He called disease prevention "an issue I'm deeply passionate about.
Los Angeles Times
added Dec 16, 2014 06:32
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More Than 100 National Organizations Demonstrate Strong Support for Dr. Vivek Murthy as the next Surgeon General

100 national organizations - including the American Public Health Association (APHA) and Trust for America's Health (TFAH) - sent a letter to members of the Senate urging them to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as the next surgeon general.
PR Newswire
added Nov 13, 2014 21:02
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Public Health Expert Rosie Henson to Join American Cancer Society

Henson led the HHS team that published and released the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General's report: The Health Consequences of Smoking-50 Years of Progress. In May 2014, the team received the Secretary's Award for Meritorious Service for this significant a
PR Newswire
added Nov 13, 2014 20:59
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WARNER/POLLACK: The Nicotine Fix

America’s cigarette addiction may seem to be mostly over. But low-income Americans continue to smoke—and die—at alarming rates. A radical new strategy could help them quit once and for all... This mixed-modality tobacco-control regulatory strategy would
The Atlantic Monthly
added Nov 13, 2014 14:58
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[Colorado] ORRILL: Programs wage war against tobacco in Chaffee County

Today’s report gives us stark figures and a stern warning. We must take immediate and bold action to protect the lives of everyone in Colorado, especially our children. New findings in this report conclude that smoking causes rheumatoid arthritis and imm
Salida (CO) Mountain Mail
added Nov 10, 2014 23:41
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DiBACCO: When the 'the hunt for Ebola' paused for a smoke

The CDC continues to beat the dead horse of cigarettes, making it unprepared for real medical emergencies. It actually makes light of the diminishing number of smokers by ignoring or skewing statistics so as to give it a continuing lease on the subject.
Washington Times
added Oct 26, 2014 19:36
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The MaddowBlog: GOP blames Obama for obstruction on Surgeon General

Congressional Republicans seem to agree that it’s in the nation’s interests to have a Surgeon General, but they don’t want to take responsibility for derailing a qualified nominee. On the contrary, they now seem eager to blame President Obama for their k
MSNBC
added Oct 21, 2014 11:13
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JONES: The Smoking Ebola Gun: Rand Paul’s Senate Hold Is Why The Nation Has No Surgeon General

The Republican obstruction strategy of “stall and block” is coming back to haunt Republicans in many ways, not the least of which is the country’s realization that we have no Surgeon General as we face the Ebola crisis.
Grand Island (NE) Independent
added Oct 19, 2014 11:35
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